Flag of Switzerland (GIF)

The flag of Switzerland (German: Schweizerfahne; French: drapeau de la Suisse; Italian: bandiera svizzera; Romansh: bandiera da la Svizra), known as the "Swiss Cross" or "Swiss Flag," consists of a square red field with a thick, equilateral white cross in the middle. The white cross has been used as a military symbol in the former Swiss Confederation since the 14th century but was used for the first time in a red square field during the Napoleonic era. Its white cross on a red field is thought to be derived from the military flag of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore has strong Christian connotations. This iconic design has been associated with Switzerland for centuries and is a powerful representation of the country's unique identity and its longstanding tradition of political neutrality.

Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇨🇭

The coat of arms of Switzerland on a waving white flag
The coat of arms of Switzerland consists of a simple yet meaningful design. It features a red shield with a white, equilateral cross at its center. The design is reminiscent of the Swiss flag and represents the same values. The white cross on a red field symbolizes Christianity, purity, and peace, while the red background signifies valor and bravery. The coat of arms reflects Switzerland's historical roots as a predominantly Christian nation, its commitment to peace, and its proud tradition of defending its sovereignty and independence. This emblem encapsulates the core principles and identity of Switzerland as a nation.

The Swiss flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Switzerland, officially known as the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe. Its capital is Bern, and its population is about 8.698 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Germany.

The waving flag of Switzerland in pantone colors
The waving flag of Switzerland with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The waving vertical flag of Switzerland (Animated GIF)
Other major cities:Zurich,
Official languages:German, French,
Italian, Romansh
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:65% German,
18% French,
10% Italian,
1% Romansh,
6% others
Religions:68.8% Christian,
5.3% Muslim,
0.5% Buddhist,
0.7% Hindu,
0.3% Jewish,
0.4% Other,
24% Unaffiliated
Nationality name:Swiss
Area:41,285 km²
(15,940 sq mi)
Population:8.698 million (2021)
Country codes:CH, CHE (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ch
Calling code:+41

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Switzerland (German: Flagge und Wappen der Schweiz; French: Drapeau et armoiries de la Suisse; Italian: Bandiera e stemma della Svizzera), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Switzerland
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Switzerland
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So Wikipedia somehow have switched back to using the Pantone version of the Swiss flag.
March 25, 2023 at 9:08 PM

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